Tuesday, July 28, 2009


It is with much sadness that I write this evening. Heather, was only 30 years old, had a two week old baby girl, 7 year old daughter and a loving husband. After the birth of her precious daughter she developed a staff infection which took her life within days. It is almost unbelievable. Heather and her husband Jeremy graduated with my oldest daughter Stephanie. Jeremy works with my son Lance. Heather's mother is a good friend and was my middle daughter, Courtney's, first grade teacher. We know it is not our place to ask why, but it is so hard to understand why this young woman was taken. Heather was so sweet and never had an unkind word for anyone. She worked at the bank here in our small town and was loved by all who knew her. My heart goes out to this family and to the father who will have to raise his two little girls without their mother.


  1. I was in drill team with Heather when we were in high school... Very sad to hear about her passing.
    My condolences to the family.

  2. I am Jermey Botkin and I just want to thank you for the caring words about my wife and mother of my children.

  3. I was heather's best friend since 5th grade. Today, she would be 34. We still miss you, heather.